Best Game of the Week – Hands Down

The most compelling sports story of the week was not in the NFL playoffs, the college football playoffs, the NBA, or the NHL. It wasn’t even televised. On Saturday night, the Red Wing alumni team took on a squad of former University of Michigan players. It was just an exhibition, which only mattered to those […]

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Rust Belt Bowl Blues

First, the good news: A hearty four college football teams from the state of Michigan were invited to play in bowl games this winter: the University of Michigan, plus Eastern, Western and Central Michigan. The only top-tier team not to qualify: Michigan State, which fell all the way from a top-four spot in last year’s […]

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In Memory of Jeff “Tiny” Bourne

Dear Loyal Readers, In late 2003, a good friend of mine, Jeff “Tiny” Bourne, passed away, at the all-too-young age of 47. At his funeral, I was asked by his family to give one of the eulogies. Years later, with their blessings, I wrote a story about him, which you’ll see below. Last night, his […]

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Four Michigan Teams Going Bowling

It’s college bowl season, and around these parts, that can only mean one thing: Rumors of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh going to the NFL! Of course, that seasonal rumor comes with many other traditions, including ridiculously irresponsible click-bait stories based on absolutely nothing, everyone freaking out because of it, and the whole thing amounting […]

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The Game is back – and so is controversy

Dear Loyal Readers, This piece is also running on Yahoosports.com’s Postgame long-form website. You can check it out there, if you like. http://www.thepostgame.com/ohio-state-michigan-rivalry-college-football-playoff Now, back to our show! -JUB   The Michigan-Ohio State rivalry is one of the nation’s best. In fact, in 2000, ESPN viewers voted Michigan-Ohio State the best rivalry in the country […]

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The Decade Between Michigan’s Peaks – and the Unsung Heroes Who Brought it Back

Dear Loyal Readers, Hope you all had a very Happy Thanksgiving — one of my all-time favorite holidays. No, you’ve not been dropped from our subscription list! I failed to get this out by 9 a.m. Friday, which is when the program automatically sends it. So you should get this Saturday 9 a.m., latest. Also, […]

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